Fånga in kalla atomer för databehandling News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Forskare har konstruerat magnetiska vågledare på kiselsubstrat och lyckats styra superkalla atomer till kaviteter där dom kan påverka varandra. Resultatet är kretsar där atomer behandlar data
Intel's Barrett warns U.S. over global competition News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Intel's outgoing chief executive officer Craig Barrett has written an essay which warns that U.S. leadership in semiconductors is not inevitable and that to stand any chance in a global competition the U.S. must first choose to compete.
Unified methodology enables full-chip test News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Disconnected point tools don't provide a good design for test strategy. Cadence Design Systems' Mick Tegethoff (right) describes a "unified" full-chip approach that spans test specification, implementation, and verification.
Chalmers samverkar med MC2 News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Chalmers samlar resurserna inom hårdvaruforskning i elektronik- och mikrosystemteknik. Det hjälper företagen att förverkliga idéer för nya produkter och stärker forskning och utbildning i mikroelektronik och mikrosystem.
Le père du Mac est décédé à 61 ans News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Jef Raskin, créateur de l’ordinateur Macintosh, est décédé le samedi 26 février à son domicile de Pacifica (Californie) à l’âge de 61 ans. Un cancer du pancréas avait été récemment diagnostiqué.
Le PDG de Cadence déclare que le marketing de la CAO doit changer News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment A l’occasion d’une visite dans les centres indiens de Cadence situés à Noida, près de New Delhi, et à Bangalore, le Président-directeur général de Cadence, Michael J. Fister a déclaré que les entreprises de CAO allaient davantage prendre conscience des besoins du client et qu’elles n’allaient plus seulement représenter un secteur qui se permet des tentatives d’intimidation par des babillages technologiques.
Kontron schlägt Brücke zwischen PCI und PCI Express News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Kontron Embedded Modules stellt mit 'Pisa-Express' ein neues CPU-Slotkarten-Konzept vor, das sowohl PCI als auch PCI-Express über einen einzigen Half-Size-Slot ausführt. Damit knüpft der Hersteller an den Erfolg seiner Pisa-Familie an.
Hot research harnesses cold atoms News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment It sounds wildly impractical: define magnetic waveguides on silicon chips so as to route clumps of supercold atoms into cavities, where their wave functions can interfere with one another.
China Ministry, Freescale to set up Linux-on-PowerPC lab News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment In an effort aimed at promoting the use of the PowerPC architecture running the Linux operating system in the People's Republic of China, Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has aligned with China's government-run Software and Integrated Circuit Promotion Center to set up a jointly run evaluation lab in Beijing.
Advanced hard drives clamp mobiles' power drain Teardown 2/28/2005 Post a comment The Apple iPod set a trend among portable handheld consumer devices: It was among the first battery-powered MP3 music players to use a microminiature hard drive. That was followed late last year in South Korea by the Samsung SPH-V5400, arguably the first camera phone to make use of a 1.5-Gbyte hard drive. Clearly there is a move toward replacing flash memory with hard-disk drives (HDDs) in portable devices to increase storage capacity in an effort to meet consumer demands for more songs, picture
Low-end cell leans on analog Teardown 2/28/2005 Post a comment esigned primarily for the entry-level cell phone user and first launched in Brazil, Kyocera's K112 handset nevertheless supports a fairly rich feature set, including games, calculator, ring tones and an alarm-one of my favorite little extras. On a more technical note, the handset also features an internal antenna-an amazing bit of RF engineering in itself-to bypass all those breakage-prone stubs and whips.
Optical transmitter vendor receives $5.75 million News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment -Networks Inc., a vendor of indium phosphide optical transmitters able to transmit data at 10-Gbit/s and 40-Gbit/s, has closed a Series C round of financing with an investment of $5.75 million, bringing the company's total invested capital to $60 million.
Darpa ends litho aid at critical juncture for maskless News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Those congregating in San Jose, Calif., today for the 2005 SPIE Microlithography conference will find an altered landscape in semiconductor patterning, with imprint lithography finding fertile terrain and maskless lithography facing a funding drought.
Intel plays catch-up on multicore News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Intel Corp. will make a play for market leadership over Advanced Micro Devices Inc. in the emerging world of mainstream multicore processors at the Intel Developer Forum here this week. But the deeper, systems-level implications of a rising tide of multicore CPUs are the unfinished story of tomorrow's computers.
Darpa decision's unlucky 13 News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment The decision by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) to end its Advanced Lithography Program will affect 10 companies and research labs working on maskless lithography and three entities working on imprint technology.
Power-rail integrity a factor below 130 nm News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Traditionally, designers have built supply rails with little concern about current/resistance (IR) drop and electromigration. For earlier technologies at 0.18 micron and above, designers could confidently assume that power rail integrity would at worst remain a secondary cause of silicon failure.
Giving board customers greater flexibility News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Board vendors usually deliver the board with VHDL structures already in place within the FPGA to implement a basic set of operations for control, status, data formatting, triggering, gating and channel selection. Customers who try to insert their own algorithm in the midst of this VHDL code run a very high risk of "breaking" the standard functions and interfaces.
What's with verification IP? News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment There is a growing conversation these days about verification intellectual property. A clear analogy to the concept can be drawn from design IP: Use prefabricated building blocks that you can just drop into your flow to perform a predefined function. But instead of becoming blocks of the design itself, verification IP blocks become parts of the testbench used in verification. Like other IP, verification IP can, in theory, be designed for reuse or licensed from third parties.
Immortal Works 106 News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Hats off to this month's Immortal Works caption writers, whose biting bons mots ingratiated them with our esteemed judges and earned them instant fame in the process.
Panels aplenty at embedded confab News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment EE Times Network editors will fan out next week in San Francisco at the annual Embedded Systems Conference to air out techno-business issues in a variety of panels.
System-level verification tackles SoCs News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Novas Software Inc. this week will look to stake out a key position in the emerging electronic-system-level (ESL) verification market with a debugger aimed at systems-on-chip that pack embedded processors.
Download-ready digital radios within earshot News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment DAB chip vendors and technology companies claim the building blocks for the first portable, DAB-based, download-ready music player with an electronic program guide (EPG) are already here. And one U.K. company is preparing to put those pieces together.
JTAG tool runs with BSDL inputs News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Armed with test technology licensed from Freescale Semiconductor Inc., test consultancy SiliconAid Solutions has entered the electronic design automation tool market with a JTAG verification tool that is centered on boundary-scan description language (BSDL) inputs.
Nano sensor 'immune' to toxins it detects News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Engineers at the University of Texas (Austin) and Georgia Institute of Technology say they have built a reusable sensor that can detect nerve gas and similar toxic airborne agents without getting contaminated itself.
NIST crafts molecular solder iron News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment While molecular-size components such as diodes and resistors built from individual atoms have been demonstrated in laboratories worldwide, their exceedingly small size creates some fundamental problems.